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Year 6

Good Luck messages from Mr Holland, Mrs Hall and Mrs Cave

Virtual Parents Meeting Letter - Meadowhead

Week Beginning Monday 13th July 2020

 

Hi Year 6, and for the very final time here's this week's activities. It's the final week of term...but not like we've ever known it before. It has been such a difficult time for everyone and I am very proud of you all. I hope you have a fantastic final week, whether you are in school or at home and then have a great holiday whatever you are doing or wherever you are going. Have a wonderful summer, stay safe and look forward to starting your new school's. I'm sure that your new teachers can't wait for you to get started.

Rest assured, we will have you all back when it is safe to do so for a big celebration, hopefully in the autumn. I know all the staff want the opportunity to say a proper goodbye to all of you!

As it's the final week it's a bit more relaxed. Plenty of quizzes and end of year activities.

Have a great week. Have Fun.

Mr Holland

Transition to Secondary School

 

Keep an eye on the websites below for updates, virtual tours, introductions and messages. 

 

https://www.meadowhead.sheffield.sch.uk/page/?title=Transition+for+Y6+2020&pid=741

 

https://www.newfield.sheffield.sch.uk/parents/year-6-transition

 

https://www.dronfield.derbyshire.sch.uk/index.php/parents/admissions/y6-into-y7-transition

 

If you have any questions or queries, then please email me and I'll get in touch with your secondary school.

Week Beginning Monday 6th July 2020

 

Hi everyone, I really can't believe it's July and we are still in these very strange circumstances. An enormous thank you and well done to you all. You have all been amazing and it has been fantastic to hear from lots of you this week and see your letters to form tutors and poems. I hope you are all enjoying the discussions and learning around transition which we will continue this week. Remember the importance of talking about your feelings; hopes and fears and sharing any worries you may have. You can ask your parents to email any questions and I will try and respond as soon as possible.

We will continue to update you whenever we receive information regarding transition. I'm sure that you all can't wait for September and all the new opportunities.

 

Have a great week!

 

Mr Holland

English Week Beginning Monday 6th July 2020

 

Monday - Friendship

As you move to secondary school there will be opportunities to make new friends and build on current friendships.

Watch the video on BBC Bitesizehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znhf7nb

As you watch the video make notes on these questions:

- What advice do they give on helping to make new friends?

- What advice will you act on from the video? What do you think is most important?

- What qualities are you looking for in a friend?

- Why are you a good friend?

 

Use your notes to help you complete the two activities. What makes a good friend and a recipe for a good friend.

 

Tuesday - Year 7 Survival Guide

Last week we looked at lots of different scenarios about secondary school. Today we will consider strategies we can use to help us manage these scenarios.

Read through the PowerPoint which look at these in greater detail

 

Task - Create a survival guide to Year 7 using these strategies. You could present this in the form of a leaflet, booklet, poster or Powerpoint presentation to explain these different strategies to help you manage different situations.

 

Wednesday - Target Statements 

I can, I will, I'd like to statements: Write down 5 things that you can now do confidently in Year 6. 5 things that you can nearly do but will by the end of next year and 5 things that you'd like to do during your time at secondary school.

 

Thursday - Star Qualities

Sometimes it can be harder to believe positive things about yourself and it is easier to believe the negative things. Think about your successes, strengths, talents and interests and how this impacts on your resilience, self-esteem and confidence. Think about what you have achieved.

 

Divide a piece of A3 paper into 6 or 8 sections and illustrate each section with something that you are good at/ enjoy or are proud of. Add some writing to explain why you've chosen it.

 

Friday - Circles of Change

Use the worksheet to consider similarities and differences between primary and secondary school. Can you add other information to your diagram?

Draw out your Venn diagram and complete the questions.

 

 

Maths

For Maths please continue to look at the White Rose Maths website.  There is a home learning tab.  Choose year 6 and you will find a video for each day.  White Rose are updating this each week.

 

It is also worth keeping up your arithmetic skills, practising your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills as well fractions and percentages.

Science

This week you have an option with your learning or you may even like to complete both tasks. Last week we investigated thunder and lightning and how it was caused. This week you can continue you on that theme and research a natural phenomena of your own. You may want to investigate natural phenomena including: Weather, fog, tornadoes; tidal flow, and natural disasters such as electromagnetic pulses, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. There are others which you may wish to find out about

 

Research what they are, how they are caused and the impact which they have on the Earth and its population.

 

You may also continue our work looking at scientists and inventors.

 

Languages

Look at the Oak Academy links below:

Lesson 8: Describe what there is in your town or city

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-describe-what-there-is-in-your-town-or-city-in-spanish-89c42d

Geography

We are going to continue looking at population. Follow the link below:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/why-does-population-change

RE - Celebrations

 

With two weeks to go we are usually building up to our end of the school year celebrations. What does a celebration involve and are all celebrations the same?

 

Look through the powerpoint which compares two religious festivals. Complete the attached sheet looking at similarities and differences.

Week Beginning Monday 29th June 2020

 

Hi Year 6, I hope you're all having a good weekend. We've had some amazing weather this week; I hope you managed to get outside to do some of your learning in the sun. The weekend's turned in to a bit of a damp squib but hopefully it'll be better again soon.

We had a couple of mighty thunderstorms, enormous rain droplets and even some hail stones. So I thought we should look in to this in our science this week.

 

Our learning this week will involve some reflection and forward thinking about years gone by and the transition to secondary school. Please keep checking the above transition links. There is new information, video messages and virtual tours. If you have any questions please get in touch.

 

Have a great week

 

Mr Holland

English Week Beginning Monday 29th June 2020

 

Monday - Hopes and Aims

Secondary school presents an opportunity for a new start. What are your hopes and aims for the next 5 years? Think about learning goals, academic achievements, friendships and extra curriculum activities. What new subjects/activities are you looking forward to the most? Complete the hopes and aims sheet.

 

Tuesday - Letter introducing yourself (All about me)

Plan out a formal letter to your new form tutor introducing yourself for the first time. Think about your learning from yesterday about hopes and aims. Remember the importance of first impressions. You will want to organise your letter in paragraphs for each of the key points. Introduction- why you are writing; introduce yourself including interesting details - interests and hobbies; strengths - what are you good at; what do you want to improve; what do you hope to achieve; what worries do you have- if any; any questions you might wish to ask. Write/type up your letter addressed to who it may concern. If you email your letter to me I will try and forward it on once we know who your tutor will be.

 

Wednesday - Memories and reflection of your time at Norton Free

This may talk more than just one day. Take the opportunity to discuss with people at home. Try and think of different memories from different year groups. It could be your favourite trip, a fun lesson or a visitor. Your memories may have been enjoyable, embarrassing or even painful. Try and think about what happened and who was there. You could add in your thoughts and feelings on the event.

 

Thursday/Friday - Scenarios

Read through the different scenarios which you may have been thinking about and may occur during your time at secondary school. Discuss these and create an action plan of what you could do in these scenarios. You may want to choose three that are most specific to you.

 

Reading Resources

Monday - Please read through the flipchart on transition from Primary to Secondary school. Start to collate some questions that you may want to ask. Feel free to email them to me. It will also help you to begin thinking about transition.

 

Tuesday - Read The Class of 2020 Leavers' Poem. Identify and find the meaning of any language which you are unfamiliar with. Think about how the poem makes you feel. You could create your own version.

 

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday - Transition Booklet 2020. We know that this year has been very different and it will continue to be different. This booklet looks at helping you to think some of these things through and consider issues which you may not have thought about. Take your time to work your way through the booklet and ask questions.

Maths

For Maths please continue to look at the White Rose Maths website.  There is a home learning tab.  Choose year 6 and you will find a video for each day.  White Rose are updating this each week.

 

It is also worth keeping up your arithmetic skills, practising your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills as well fractions and percentages.

Science

Read the information and watch the clips from the two links below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48745491

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/features/49170087

 

Create an explanation text which informs people about how Thunder and Lightning is caused and what you should and shouldn't do. You may also include extra information about clouds. Include text and illustrations.

 

Art

What's inside my head?

Use the template to create an image of all the things that you are currently thinking about.

It may also include things that you enjoy, are good at or participate in.

You should sketch it out first and then add colour to it.

I have added a wagoll.

Languages

Look at the Oak Academy links below:

Lesson 7: Describe the weather in Spanish

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-describe-the-weather-in-spanish-0ab4ac

Geography

We are going to start a new topic looking at population. Follow the link below:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/where-are-all-the-people

 

RE- Humanism

 

Ensure that you are up to date on our learning on Humanism.

Week Beginning Monday 22nd June

 

Hi everyone, I hope you've all had a good week and have completed lots of learning. 

I've attached next weeks activities below. Please keep sending work in to let me know how you're getting on.

 

Stay safe

 

Mr Holland

English Week Beginning Monday 22nd June

 

This week our writing is centred around the unusual, the unexpected and the unexplained. I have included a writing task for each day that will link together to form a whole piece of writing across the week. It will include opportunities for description, action, dialogue and building suspense.

 

You may choose to edit and publish your writing once it is completed and include illustrations.

 

The resources below will provide instructions for each day.

Maths

For Maths please continue to look at the White Rose Maths website.  There is a home learning tab.  Choose year 6 and you will find a video for each day.  White Rose are updating this each week.

 

It is also worth keeping up your arithmetic skills, practising your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills as well fractions and percentages.

Grammar Resources

Monday - Identifying verbs

Tuesday - Passive verbs

Wednesday - Recognising formal and informal writing

Thursday - Formal and informal vocabulary

 

There are additional resources for Reading and Maths if you wish to use them.

Science - Monday

This week we are looking at how diet affects the way which the body functions. We will be looking at positives and negatives of different foods and the affects of cholesterol.

 

We will look at the work done by Marie Maynard Daly.

 

Complete below activities

R.E. - Humanism

 

In R.E. we are continuing to look at Humanism. This session looks at humanist values and symbols.

 

Work through the Powerpoint and complete the set activity.

Art

 

The weather forecast is predicting some particularly nice weather next week so take the opportunity to complete some art outside. You could sketch, paint or collage.

 

You may wish to complete some observational drawings of things in your garden: you could select a plant and draw it from different angles.

Week Beginning Monday 15th June

 

Hi everyone, hope you're all doing OK and staying safe. This weeks learning is based on a sporting theme. I was watching Rugby being played in New Zealand in front of a packed crowd and it made me realise how much I missed watching and playing sport: I can only imagine how much you're all missing doing the things you love. So our English learning is all linked to sport and sporting events. I almost forgot...The football season's back!!! I can't tell you how excited I am; I've been counting down the days. Hopefully I'll still be like this after two games and the Blades are in a European place. Hope you enjoy the learning.

Mr Holland

English Week Beginning Monday 15th June

 

Monday- Write a recount about your favourite sporting memory. We are going to start the week thinking about your favourite memories. Discuss: It could be events you've attended, participated in or watched on TV. It could be anything from sports day to the swimming gala to the Olympic Games on TV. You may want to write about more than one. Think about when it was, where it was, what sport was it, why was it special and what can you remember. Think about how it made you feel. Include as much detail as possible.

 

Tuesday - To write two contrasting setting descriptions. See attached sheet.

 

Wednesday - watch some of the greatest sporting moments. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52357375

Watch the videos, read the text and make notes as you go along about the favourite British sporting moments from the last 5 years. As you make notes, you may decide to rank them. E.G. Top 3, Top 5 

 

Thursday - Write a review of the best sporting moments from the last 5 years. You may want to add in events that aren't on the list. Discuss and write about why you've chosen them to be in your top 3. What makes it stand out above all the others?

 

Friday - Choose one of these tasks.

1. Write a recipe for what makes a sports star. Think of the ingredients you may include. Attitude, determination, listens to advice etc

2. Interview your parents/brothers/sisters about sport. Think of questions you could ask them in the role of a reporter.

3. Research some of the most important historical moments in sport across the world.

Grammar Resources

Monday - Using apostrophes

Tuesday - Direct and Indirect Speech

Wednesday - Using commas in a list

Thursday - Sequencing text

 

There are additional resources for Reading and Maths if you wish to use them.

Maths

For Maths please continue to look at the White Rose Maths website.  There is a home learning tab.  Choose year 6 and you will find a video for each day.  White Rose are updating this each week.

 

It is also worth keeping up your arithmetic skills, practising your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills as well fractions and percentages.

Science - Monday

This week we are looking at the work on classification by Libbie Hyman. We will be classifying and describing the characteristics of invertebrates.

 

Your challenge is to research an invertebrate and create an information page for a book.

 

 

PE

 

How many of these can you do in 30 seconds/ 1 minute? You can other activities.

Can you do it Monday and then try and beat your scores each day?

Shuttle runs

Squats

Step ups

side to side Jumps

Sit ups

Press ups

Star jumps

Burpees

As you gather your data, think about ways in which you can present it. What would be the most appropriate? Can you produce different charts and tables to show your results. Did you improve?

Think about tallies, bar charts, pie charts, line graphs etc

Art

How many different sports logos/brands can you draw?

Can you draw your favourite football/rugby teams badge?

Can you draw/create a 3D representation of your favourite sporting venue?

Geography

 

Use the Powerpoint to find out how to locate position on a World Map

 

Complete the activity - you will require a partner.

R.E. - Humanism

 

In R.E. we are continuing to look at Humanism. This session looks at humanistthinkers.

 

Work through the Powerpoint and complete the set activity.

Week Beginning Monday 8th June

 

Hi everyone hope you've had a good weekend despite the ever changing weather. It was hailing at my house today!! I've added the links to the transition pages for some of the secondary schools and I will keep you posted for any updates.

 

Mrs Lawton is updating our computing learning so please let her know how you're getting on. I'm sure she'd be pleased to hear from you.

 

The learning resources and information are listed below.

 

Stay safe 

 

Mr Holland

 

 

English Week Beginning 8th June

 

This week's learning is linked to the video once in a life time. This video can be accessed on the link below.

https://www.literacyshed.com/onceinalifetime.html

 

Activity 1 - Familiarise yourself with the content of the video and use the question prompts make notes on the film.

 

Activity 2 - Read through the wagoll job description looking at how they are trying to persuade people to apply for the job. Write a job description for someone to be a sky explorer like in the film clip. You can use the job description template if you wish.

 

Activity 3 - Read the fact file on Sky Turtles and the features which are to be included in a non-chronological report. Using the information plan a non-chronological report about this creature. You can elaborate further and include additional detail.

 

Activity 4 - Write up your non-chronological report.

 

Activity 5 - Read the sky explorer's log. Imagine that you're a sky explorer and write your own log.

 

 

 

Maths

For Maths please continue to look at the White Rose Maths website.  There is a home learning tab.  Choose year 6 and you will find a video for each day.  White Rose are updating this each week.

 

It is also worth keeping up your arithmetic skills, practising your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills as well fractions and percentages.

Science

Activity 1 - Reading comprehension following up on our learning on Stephen Hawking.

 

Activity 2 - Our English learning was about sky turtles and our Science learning is looking at sea turtles and how they survive.

 

Watch the clip below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-KmQ6pGxg4

 

Create a life cycle of the sea turtle using illustrations and key facts. I would like you to include the key figures and percentages. You may also want to add on the dangers which they face and how they adapt.

 

Geography - Map Work

R.E. - Humanism

 

In R.E. we are continuing to look at Humanism. This session looks at influential thinkers.

 

Work through the Powerpoint and information cards. Your task is to produce a presentation on one of these people. Carry out additional research to add to your presentation. 

Art

Task 1 - Use the grid to help you sketch the sky turtle

 

Task 2 - Imagine that the Once in a lifetime clip you watched was part of a story book. Create a front cover for the book to show what the book is about.

 

Week Beginning Monday 1st June

 

Hi Y6 I hope you've enjoyed the break and sunshine and are ready to get started with your learning again. I've added the resources below for this week's lessons. Please keep me updated with how you are getting on and send me through any learning you have completed.

 

Mr Holland

 

English Week Beginning Monday 1st June

 

This week's learning will be centered around a video clip on Literacy Shed. The link is available below.

https://www.literacyshed.com/girlandrobot.html

 

Task 1 - Watch the film clip. As you watch the clip come up with different words to describe the robot. Consider its size, shape, materials that may be used and his actions and personality. You may want to record these on the planning sheet.

 

Task 2 - Review the vocabulary bank that has been provided. Identify any vocabulary that you are unsure about. Can you find out what these words mean?

 

Task 3 - Using the vocabulary which has been collected, write a description of the robot. Consider your vocabulary choices, sentence structure and punctuation.

 

Task 4 - Design your own Robot. Sketch and label with descriptions.

 

Task 5 - Imagine that you are building your own Robot. Write the instructions for how to build it. Include an introduction, list of materials and equipment, a list of instructions, diagrams, time conjunctions and imperative verbs. I have included an instruction writing example which is on a different theme.

 

Task 6 - Dialogue. Write the conversation which takes place during the final scene. Think about what the two characters might have been saying to each other.

 

Task 7 - Prediction. Write the next paragraph about what happens next. It may lead in to the next adventure or be left on a cliff hanger. You can continue this as far as you wish...

 

Daily reading tasks are added below

English Reading Resources

 

Maths

For Maths please continue to look at the White Rose Maths website.  There is a home learning tab.  Choose year 6 and you will find a video for each day.  White Rose are updating this each week.

 

It is also worth keeping up your arithmetic skills, practising your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills as well fractions and percentages.

Science

 

This week in science we are looking at scientists and inventors. Our first scientist is Steven Hawking.

 

You may want to try out the two inquiry activities if you have the resources and people to help you in your house.

Art

 

https://www.petemckee.com/news/pete-mckees-cartoon-workshop-for-beginners!

 

There are lts of different activities on here for you to enjoy!

 

 

R.E. - Humanism

 

In R.E. we will be looking at Humanism starting with how things are viewed from different world views.

 

Read the PowerPoint and complete the task below considering how you are influenced.

 

 

Languages

 

The Oak National Academy are adding videos and online lessons if you want to access additional learning. I will be adding some of these each week or you can try them yourselves.

 

Spanish Lesson 5: Saying where you live in Spanish

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/saying-where-you-live-in-spanish-year-6-wk6-2

Computing

 

I will be uploading some activities linked to scratch very shortly. Until then please take the opportunity to use the program again online.

Computing

As it is Mental Health Awareness Week, please email me a piece of work sharing an act of kindness you have shown this week. It might be that you tell me that you have told someone you know why you are thankful for them, or that you have helped with a household chore at home or that you have reached out to call a family member or friend who is experiencing loneliness.

You can type or write what you have done or create a piece of artwork and photograph it.

Please email it to me at jlawton@nortonfree.sheffield.sch.uk

I want to print out everyone’s work and collate in a Kindness book to share when we go back to school.

Thank you.

Mrs Lawton

**MATHS UPDATE**

 

Hi, White Rose Maths resources are now available in the weekly Maths section of our class page. I have added the worksheets and answers for each of this weeks lessons. I will download these each week to accompany the videos which are still free to access on the White Rose Year 6 Home Learning page.

You can also complete the BBC Bitesize activities for extra practise.

Week Beginning Monday 18th May 2020

 

Hi everyone, hope you're all well and staying safe. So.... that was SATS week. Not quite what we all envisaged when we started our Year 6 journey in September. If we could travel back in time I'm certain that no-one would have predicted how the world is right now 8 months later.

 

I've linked our English learning this week to the environment so I hope you enjoy it. I think there's a lot to think about and issues that you can discuss with your friends and family. White Rose Maths worksheets are also attached for the week.

 

I've also lost most of my hair this week...not because I was pulling it out due to the lock down but in support of a very good cause! I know Mrs Bell can't wait to see you all!

Pictures below if you've not seen it!

 

Take care everyone and stay positive!

 

Mr Holland

 

English Learning Week Beginning Monday 18th May 2020

 

Our Planet

 

Task 1 - Plastic pollution skimming and scanning

 

Task 2 - Reading comprehension on plastic pollution

 

Task 3 - Discussion - Should holidays outside of the UK be banned?

There has been a major fall in CO2 emissions in the last six months as aeroplanes have stopped flying due to the coronavirus. Discuss with your family and friends and read these articles on Newsround considering reasons for and against.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52399447

 

Task 4 - Using your notes from your discussion, use the planning frame to plan a balanced argument which considers thoughts from both viewpoints.

 

Task 5 - Write a balanced argument. Should holidays outside the UK be banned?

 

Task 6 - Use the powerpoint 'Our Planet' to plan and write a poem about climate change.

 

Maths

 

For Maths please continue to look at the White Rose Maths website.  There is a home learning tab.  Choose year 6 and you will find a video for each day.  White Rose are updating this each week.

 

It is also worth keeping up your arithmetic skills, practising your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills as well fractions and percentages.

Science

 

Task 1 - Complete the missing words from the bingo cards.

 

Task 2 - Use the power point and try and create your own Shadow Theatre.

 

Task 3 - Linked to Our Planet, learn more about David Attenborough and complete the comprehension activity.

Art

 

Choose an environmental issue you wish to raise awareness about and create a poster. Use art materials or create your poster or use a computer. Think about your design, font and colour choices to make your poster informative and attractive. 

 

Junk modelling: Can you create a piece of art work from only things that you would throw away or recycle? What about natural materials that you find in the garden. Amaze me with your creations!

Music

 

In this lesson you will learn about harmony and then learn a new song written by an A-level Music student.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/singing-in-harmony-year-6-wk5-5

Languages

 

The Oak National Academy are adding videos and online lessons if you want to access additional learning. I will be adding some of these each week or you can try them yourselves.

 

Spanish Lesson 5: Saying how you feel in Spanish

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/saying-how-you-feel-in-spanish-year-6-wk5-2

Home Learning

Thank You

We all 100% agree Elliott! Thank you!

2020 The year of the Nurse and the Midwife

It is very fitting that the WHO, has declared 2020 as the International year of the Nurse and the Midwife to mark the bicentenary of the birth of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale and to recognize the critical contribution both professions make to global health. 

It is said, that she set a challenge during her time as a nurse to see how many words you can make out of the word 'breath'. I wonder how many you could make?

Also, could you think of a creative way to present all the words you find?

 

On BBC bite size there's some information about a nurse called Edith Cavell. Could you draw a picture and describe her including facts from her life?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q/articles/z92m2nb

Week Beginning Monday 11th May 2020

 

Hi Year 6, it's been great to hear from so many of you again this week and receive such a variety of work. Thank you for all the VE day learning and I hope you enjoyed the celebrations and good weather over the bank holiday weekend. I've seen lots of people commemorating VE day in different ways. Please send me any photos if you did anything special.

 

So... Monday 11th May 2020 should have been SATS week! Had you forgotten? I'm sure it feels strange not doing them after all your hard work and preparation. It's strange for me too. The first time I've not been part of SATS in 10 years! Fortunately, I know how fantastic you all are without a set of test scores and I'll be able to pass that on to your new schools. 

 

Hope you're all still in good spirits, smiling and staying positive. I'm going to watch the Prime Ministers speech tonight to find out what's going to happen next.

 

Stay safe

 

Mr Holland

 

 

English Week Beginning Monday 11th May

 

This weeks learning will all be linked to the Talk for Writing home-school project on Doors - The World of possibilities. I have attached the booklet which will support this weeks activities. Please read each part as will guide you through each lesson activity. I am anticipating that these activities will probably run over a fortnight so don't rush or panic if you have not completed everything by Friday. It would be great to receive some completed stories either written or typed in the next two weeks

 

Activity 1: List all the things that you are missing whilst you are staying at home. Use these as personal reflections which may help to influence and inspire your writing.

 

Activity 2: Read the poem the magic box. Look at how it has been adapted to create the magical door. Write your own magical door poem. You could publish it with illustrations or type it up.

 

Activity 3: Reading Task. The door by Miroslav Holub

 

Activity 4: Comprehension: The Snow Walker's Son - Catherine Fisher

 

Activity 5: Grammar and Sentence Work: Sentence of 3, semi-colons and adverbs

 

Activity 6: Descriptive writing: Create a main character for your story. Now Imagine your main character is walking along the road when they come across a mysterious doorway. Describe this through their eyes.

 

Activity 7: Use the planning frame to plan your own story. (Use the talk for writing pack for guidance)

 

Activity 8: Write your own story.

I opened the magical door and saw...

Maths

 

For Maths please continue to look at the White Rose Maths website.  There is a home learning tab.  Choose year 6 and you will find a video for each day.  White Rose are updating this each week.

UPDATE:The activities for each session are now on the BBC home learning page. You can access these after watching the video on White Rose by clicking on the BBC bitesize link. This will provide extra practise videos and activities.

Summer term revision: Fractions

 

It is also worth keeping up your arithmetic skills, practising your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills as well fractions and percentages.

Science

This week we will be investigating how a prism changes a ray of light to show a spectrum and what Isaac Newton discovered about light.

 

 

Super Science Amberlie-Well done!

Art

Draw, Paint or Create your own door. Use the Talk for writing (Activity 3) artistic challenge for inspiration.

Indus Valley

 

This week we will be investigating Indus Valley fashion and jewellery.

 

Read through the below flip chart and complete the activity.

Languages

 

The Oak National Academy are adding videos and online lessons if you want to access additional learning. I will be adding some of these each week or you can try them yourselves.

 

Spanish Lesson 4:How to say the date in Spanish

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/how-to-say-the-date-in-spanish-year-6-wk4-2

What are you missing in lockdown?

VE Day Celebrations

Y6 Home Learning - Art

Fantastic poster Jem! May the fun be with you!

Excellent work Luke! Your baking is making me feel hungry. I'll have mine with custard!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!
Lockdown haircut!

Fantastic Home Learning

Brilliant Art Work Grace!

 

Why not try out Pete Mckee's cartoon workshop. A new video is uploaded every Wednesday.

 

https://www.petemckee.com/news/pete-mckees-cartoon-workshop-for-beginners!

Great work boys! Love the shirts! UTB

Week Beginning Monday 4th May 2020

 

Hi everyone, it's that time of the week again. I can't believe it's been 6 weeks since we were last in school. I honestly can't wait to be back with you all: I think that you are all AMAZING! 

Thank you for all the work that you are completing and sending and emails to keep me updated on how you are doing. It is fantastic to hear from you. From the updates I've received you've all been keeping so active and being very creative: lots of daily exercise, baking loads (and I mean loads!) no wonder I can't buy any flour, as well as completing your learning. Well done all of you!

Please let me know if I can post your pictures on our class page. I always check before I upload them.

I hope that you enjoyed the video. We hoped that it would put a smile on your faces. As you could see I've been very busy playing cricket and reading about what I'll do when I grow up. I'm still dreaming one day I'll play for Sheffield United!

Stay safe, keep positive and be kind to each other!

Miss you all!

Mr Holland

 

English Learning Week Beginning Monday 4th May

 

This week our English Learning will all be linked to VE Day as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations. As we covered WW2 earlier on in Year 6 you already have a good understanding of events which occurred during this period.

 

Task 1 - VE Day Comprehension

 

Task 2 - Imagine that you are a soldier on the front line who has just been informed that the war is over. Write a diary entry from the soldiers viewpoint.

 

Task 3 - Read through the two VE Day PowerPoints. Imagine that you are celebrating VE day in London. Write a postcard to a missing family member telling them about your VE day celebrations. Draw a picture on the other side to show what you did and what you saw.

 

Task 4 - Read Churchill's  VE Day speech. Word of the day activity. Identify any words that you are unsure about. Can you find out the meaning of those words? Can you use those words in a sentence of your own?

 

Task 5 - Listen to Winston Churchill's VE Day speech.

https://winstonchurchill.org/resources/speeches/1941-1945-war-leader/to-v-e-crowds/

Write your own speech to announce Victory in Europe. You could even pretend to be Winston Churchill!

 

Task 6 - Remember to keep checking SPAG.com. Email me if you have lost or forgotten your password.

 

Task 7 - Grammar activity

Maths

For maths please continue to look at the White Rose Maths website.  There is a home learning tab.  Choose year 6 and you will find a video and an activity for each day.  White Rose are updating this each week.

Summer term revision: Fractions

Summer term topic: Problem solving.

 

It is also worth keeping up your arithmetic skills, practising your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills as well fractions and percentages.

Science

We are continuing to look at light and this week we are focusing on refraction.

 

Please read through the attached flipchart and complete the two activities.

Indus Valley

 

Last week we investigated how each family would have their own seal. This week we are going to investigate other artefacts.

 

Task 1 - Investigating artefacts

 

Task 2 -Indus Valley remains discovered

R.E

Learn all about how and why Muslims participate in the month of Ramadan and how they celebrate at the end of the month with Eid ul-Fitr.

This lessons includes:

  • Three videos
  • Three activities to try at home

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdgrcqt

Languages

 

The Oak National Academy are adding videos and online lessons if you want to access additional learning. I will be adding some of these each week or you can try them yourselves.

 

Spanish Lesson 2 and 3

Introducing yourself in Spanish: https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/introducing-yourself-in-spanish-year-6-wk2-2

 

Saying your birthday in Spanish: https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/saying-your-birthday-in-spanish-year-6-wk3-2

Week Beginning Monday 27th April 2020

 

Hi Y6, I'm missing all of you guys loads! I hope you've managed to get outside while the weather has been nice and enjoyed some time in the sun. 

 

Your emails have been fantastic to read and it is great to hear so many positive messages. Keep using your time in this manner. It has been great to hear so many of you have been keeping active, doing Joe Wicks, gardening, drawing, practising musical instruments and so much more. I'm really appreciating the city we live in and the green space we have close by; I hope you are too.

 

Stay safe everyone!

 

Mr Holland

 

I have attached the resources, links and information for this weeks learning.

 

English Week Beginning Monday 27th April (Persuasive leaflets and adverts)

 

Our English learning this week will be linked to the Lunar Theme Park project. You can read this in the booklet attached below.

 

Task 1 - Identifying the features of a persuasive advert

 

Task 2 - Persuasive text comprehension

 

Task 3 - This week you will be creating and launching your own advertising campaign. Read the Lunar Theme Park booklet and complete the first activity: Setting up the theme park. Look at theme park websites and identify key features. Headings, sub-headings, slogans, attractions, special offers, eye catching features, cost and opening times and dates. 

 

Task 4 - Create a persuasive poster to advertise your theme park. Consider the persuasive language you might include, encouraging people to visit. 

‘The only theme park of its time!’ ‘Book your tickets now!’ ‘Educational and fun for all the family!’

 

Task 5 - Read the Persuasive leaflet WAGOLL

Using your poster and information that you have collected from researching other theme parks, plan a persuasive leaflet which can be distributed to potential customers.

 

Task 6 - Write/ Type up your leaflet

 

Task 7 - You may wish to create your own radio or tv advert

 

 

Maths

For maths please continue to look at the White Rose Maths website.  There is a home learning tab.  Choose year 6 and you will find a video and an activity for each day.  White Rose are updating this each week.

 

Summer term is looking at Properties of Shape before moving on to problem solving.

 

It is also worth keeping up your arithmetic skills, practising your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills as well fractions and percentages.

Science

We are continuing to look at light and how light can be reflected using a mirror.

 

Please read through the attached flipchart.

 

Follow the instructions to create your own periscope. If you haven't got 2 mirrors you can use tin foil.

Indus Valley

 

What was everyday life like in the Indus Valley?

Watch the following clip and design your own seal to represent you and your family.

 

If you have any resources you could try making one.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxn3r82/articles/zghy34j

Andy Warhol - Pop Art

Andy Warhol - Pop Art

 

Look at some of Warhol's Pop Art portraits and pictures of famous people.

 

Draw a self portrait and colour in unusual colours in the style of Andy Warhol. You could try drawing all of your family with each person in a different frame if you divide up your paper.

 

 

R.E

 

What is Passover? The Jewish festival of Passover began this year on Wednesday 8th April 2020 and lasted for between 7 and 8 days.

 

Using the below website, research this festival and present your learning in a way of your choice. It could be a powerpoint presentation, written facts, illustrations or a poster. You choose!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znwhfg8/articles/zn22382

Languages

 

The Oak National Academy are adding videos and online lessons if you want to access additional learning. I will be adding some of these each week or you can try them yourselves.

 

Have a look at this introductory Spanish Lesson.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/el-alfabeto-y-los-numeros-year-6-wk1-2/

Week Beginning Monday 20th April

 

Hi Y6, I hope you're all doing OK and still smiling! Thank you for getting in touch and letting me know how you've been getting on with the learning. It's been great to hear from you! 

 

Well done everyone who has attempted the quiz. Feel free to send in your answers!

 

I have attached the resources, links and information for this weeks learning.

 

Take Care 

 

Mr Holland

ENGLISH

 

There is a reading comprehension for each day.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-macbeth/zdt42sg

 

Watch the first three episodes on the above Web Page, this will help your understanding of Macbeth and what has happened previously.

 

Task 1 - Macbeth's secret thoughts 

Use the attached frame to consider Macbeth's thoughts and feelings at different points. 

 

Task 2 - Diary Writing

Write a diary entry from Macbeth's point of view considering the different events which have occurred up to the point of King Duncan's death.

 

Task 3 - Plan a newspaper report

Plan a newspaper report on the day following King Duncan's death. Include a Headline, the 5W's, key Information(facts), quote's (You'll need to make these up) and opinions. Consider your use of language and punctuation.

 

Task 4 - Writing a newspaper report

 

Task 5 - Poetry

 

The Indus Valley

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxn3r82

 

Use the above web page and follow the link: Who were the Indus people. 

Research where it was and what it was like to live during this civilization. 

Art - Andy Warhol: Pop Art

Welcome Back!!

 

I hope you are all well and are keeping busy. It feels like such a long time since I last saw you all in class on the 20th March! It is very strange for all of us right now but stay positive, stay safe and enjoy spending time with you family. Keep active as much as you can, keep smiling, be kind to each other and help out around the house.

 

I wonder how many skills new and old you have developed: Baking, cooking, cleaning, gardening, playing an instrument, learning a magic trick, DIY, mastering a sporting skill. I bet the list is endless!

 

Fingers crossed I'll get to see you all soon. Keep a diary if it helps to record what you're up to and share your thoughts and feelings. This is something which in years to come people will still be talking about.

 

I love a good quiz so I'm going to add a few quiz questions every other day. Test yourself, test your parents or do it together. 

 

Enjoy!

 

Mr Holland smiley

I am happy for you to email me about any aspect of your child's learning or share any work that you have completed. My email address is dholland@nortonfree.sheffield.sch.uk

Easter Holidays

 

Please find below a range of different activities to complete. Remember the Joe Wicks PE lesson on YouTube is live at 9:00am Monday to Friday.

 

Reading - See comprehension activities below

              - Use the questions in the resources below to research Shakespeare

              - Read Act 1 Scenes 1-3 Macbeth

 

Writing -

1. Using the pictures, illustrations and what you have read, write a detailed description of the three witches using ambitious vocabulary and figurative language.  

2. Write a letter in the persona of Macbeth, to his wife, recounting the witches’ prophecies and hinting at future greatness. Consider style and tone of letter including feeling and emotions as well as factual content.

 

In regards to maths please look at the White Rose Maths website.  There is a home learning tab.  Choose year 6 and you will find a video and an activity for each day.  White Rose are updating this each week. There are currently two weeks of lessons feel free to start from either. 

 

Afternoon activity ideas - Gardening, baking, lego, cook a meal with your family, write a letter or email to a friend, Times Table Rockstars or SPAG.com. Keep active and use your imaginations whenever you can.

 

All links and files from previous weeks will remain on this page for you to have a go at if you haven't completed everything. 

 

I am happy for you to email me about any aspect of your child's learning. My email address is dholland@nortonfree.sheffield.sch.uk

 

There are also a number of useful websites listed under Parents- Websites to support home learning. Some companies including Twinkl, White Rose Hub and Classroom Secrets have currently made their websites free to the public. These websites have many resources that are used to support the children with their learning in school. 

 

If your child has a Lexia Core 5 login (they will know) then they can access this from home using the following link- https://www.lexiacore5.com/ 

The first time you login at home you will need to type in my email address to verify the school- dsmith@nortonfree.sheffield.sch.uk

 

 

Maths

 

Current learning: Ratio, data handling - calculating the mean, and time. This has included calculating the duration of events and start and finish times.

 

Next topic- Measurements: Converting units of measure

 

Please ensure your child is using Times Table Rockstars. If your child has forgotten any login details please email me dholland@nortonfree.sheffield.sch.uk and I will reply asap.

 

PE

 

Get your kids active with Joe Wicks every day on his YouTube channel. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

 

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